The Ariel Castro Experience: Casting Starts for Movie Portraying the Life of Michelle Knight While Held Captive as a Sex Slave in Ariel Castro’s Home

Ariel Castro appears in court for his initial appearance in Cleveland“House of Cards” star Kate Mara has been cast to play Michelle Knight in a Lifetime movie of Ariel Castro, Confidenti@l has learned.

Mara, 31, from Bedford, N.Y., is poised to sign to play a victim of the ruthless kidnapper, who held three women prisoner for years in Cleveland.

Sources tell us uber-producer Harvey Weinstein was interested in making the film after buying the rights to Knight’s book.

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